REBECCA SOLNIT is one of the Bay Area's preeminent intellectuals. She is a writer, historian, and activist and the author of twenty books on feminism, western and indigenous history, popular power, social change and insurrection, wandering and walking, hope and disaster, including a trilogy of atlases and the books Men Explain Things to Me; A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities that Arise in Disaster; A Field Guide to Getting Lost; and River of Shadows, Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West (for which she received a Guggenheim, the National Book Critics Circle Award in criticism, and the Lannan Literary Award). A product of the California public education system from kindergarten to graduate school, she is a columnist at Harper's.
We are beyond thrilled to bring Rebecca to the gorgeous Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center Main Theater, where she will present her latest work, Call Them By Their True Names.
There will be a birthday party in the lobby from 7-8pm with giveaways, food, and fun! Rebecca begins speaking at 8pm.
Praise for Call Them By Their True Names:
“A searing and super smart call-to-arms that takes on a range of social and political problems in America—from racism and misogyny to climate change and Donald Trump—Call Them by Their True Names features Solnit’s signature wit, humor, honesty, and incisive commentary, and beneath it all, a focus on progress and hope.”
—Poets & Writers
“Solnit [is] a powerful cultural critic: as always, she opts for measured assessment and pragmatism over hype and hysteria.”
If you're not familiar with Rebecca's work, check out Paul's favorite articles below to get a taste!